Daily Incident Log – 03/15/2017


North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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03/16/2017 -

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The Hickory Fire Department responded to a residential fire Tuesday night at a mobile home near the 2800 block of Eighth Avenue SE, HFD Battalion Chief Mike Cates said. Dispatch informed HFD that a man had cut his leg and his house was on fire. Cates said Engine Five arrived on the scene and began fighting the blaze, which extended into the woods near the home. "The guys did a good job," Cates said. Cates said the mobile home was a total loss. Catawba County EMS transported the victim to Catawba Valley Medical Center. Cates said the man appeared to have non-life threatening injuries.  

HICKORY DAILY RECORD  

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Related: Hickory mobile home fire under investigation  

 

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Scotland County Board of Commissioners ended a dispute over two long-delayed fire substations by deciding to build both buildings at the same time. The board agreed on Monday to build each station at its original size and cost with a 5-to-1 vote with Commissioner Guy McCook opposed to the action. County officials had considered building the substation on the south end of town before starting a second project on the north end, but that plan was meet by opposition from some county firefighters and residents. It is hoped the substations will provide extra fire protection and improve fire insurance rates.  

THE LAURINBURG EXCHANGE  

 

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Crews say a man was seriously injured on train tracks in Cabarrus County Wednesday morning. The Harrisburg Fire Department set up a rope system to rescue the man from the tracks on Speedrail Court. Firefighters say crews were making installations when some equipment fell and trapped the man's foot. Workers were able to remove the man and lift him out. He went to Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast with a serious leg injury.  

WBTV-TV CHANNEL 3  

 

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An early-morning fire destroyed a home in Huger, where firefighters remain on the scene working on hot spots. Dan Barb, Director of Berkeley County Emergency Services says crews were called to reports of a structure fire on Nat Drive, off of Cainhoy Road. When firefighters arrived, they found the two residents of the home, a grandmother and grandson, already outside the home, Cainhoy Deputy Fire Chief Steve Goodwin said. Firefighters say the grandson woke up after hearing a noise, saw flames and got his grandmother out of the burning home. Cainhoy and Charleston City Fire crews responded. Charleston County Dispatch says the Charleston Fire Department was called in to assist with the fire just before 2 a.m. Wednesday.  

WIS-TV COLUMBIA CHANNEL 10  

 

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Police agencies from both Horry and Georgetown Counties are getting together for training on the life-saving drug, Narcan. It's part of a long-term plan created by the Drug Task Force, a group of local agencies with a goal to fight the drug problem. Horry County formed a drug task force over a year ago. In late 2016, subcommittees were formed to focus on different drug-involved problems. Sgt. Tom DelPercio is with Horry County Police and the chairman of the law enforcement subcommittee for the heroin coalition. Sgt. DelPercio said the subcommittee has focused efforts on getting all police agencies to carry the drug Naloxone, known as Narcan. Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Horry County police have announced they will start carrying the life-saving drug. However, each must go through training with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, known as DHEC.  

WMBF-TV NBC MYRTLE BEACH  

 

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Eight people were displaced when firefighters said a tree fell on a mobile home in Wellford Tuesday night. Firefighters with the Poplar Springs Fire Department said winds knocked down a tree that landed on the trailer on Millsbank Road. No one was hurt. The American Red said its volunteers are helping four adults and four children by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items.  

WMBF-TV NBC MYRTLE BEACH  

Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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Issue 32.1 | Summer 2017

Keeping First Responders Safe
Ideas to improve safety on the job, leadership, serving our community and keeping the desire to serve others...